Put this superb gift on display

I am greatly enjoying Dr Jack Binns’ series on the history of Scarborough.

I noticed that in your May 31 edition he mentions John Sharpin’s 1873 gift to the town of a bronze tripod incense burner and states that it has now disappeared.

As its Millenium Project, Scarborough Decorative and Fine Arts Society paid to have this special piece restored for the town at a cost of £3,000.

The society knows where it is being held and would very much like to see it on display for the enjoyment of all as it is a particularly special piece, created to decorate London Bridge on the occasion of the marriage of the Prince of Wales to Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1863.

I am sure there will be places, such as the interior of the Spa building, where it could safely be placed on display, even if only for short periods, for us all to enjoy.

Jessica Cathcart


Scarborough Decorative and Fine Arts Society